Sabres at Blue Jackets - 4/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (23-49-8) at Columbus Blue Jackets (40-35-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -350 / Buffalo Sabres +305 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, FSOH
The Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Friday night at the Nationwide Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win after splitting their last six games. The Sabres are averaging 1.9 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have two power play goals in their last four games and have lost five of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 20 goals, Matt Moulson has 28 assists and Zemgus Girgensons has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Matt Hackett has allowed 18 goals on 155 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 36 goals on 465 shots.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have one power play goal in their last four games and have won 10 of their last 11 when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 30 goals, Scott Hartnell 31 assists and Ryan Johansen has 199 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing three goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 132 goals on 1,607 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 78 goals on 897 shots.
The Sabres are 17-48 in their last 65 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-43 in their last 53 road games. The Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Would you pick against the Blue Jackets with the way they're playing? Yeah, me neither. Buffalo also sucks on the road. Take the Blue Jackets to win by two goals to give your wager value.